Nami vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Win Nami vs Malzahar Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Malzahar as Nami in LoL

How to Beat Malzahar as Nami

5,230 Nami vs Malzahar Matchups Analyzed

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Malzahar as Nami resulted from an evaluation of 5230 ranked games where both champs clashed against one another. This champ matchup is fairly rare. Nami encounters Malzahar in only 2.8% of her rounds.

Nami does a ok job of beating Malzahar. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.6% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Nami versus Malzahar rounds, Nami’s side is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that she probably will get first blood versus Malzahar.

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Best Nami Items to Counter Malzahar

The most important items to have in your Nami versus Malzahar build include Imperial Mandate, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Nami bought at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs. Malzahar than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Nami had an average winrate of 64.9% when countering Malzahar with these items in her kit.

Best Nami Runes to Counter Malzahar

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Revitalize Rune Revitalize

To have the best likelihood of defeating Malzahar as Nami, Nami players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Font of Life, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Nami vs Malzahar LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 53.8% win rate overall.

We have also shown the best Malzahar runes to counterpick against Nami to help you realize how he will likely be played to try to beat you.


1.9 | Nami Malzahar | 4.7


5 | Nami Malzahar | 5.6


15.2 | Nami Malzahar | 7.2

Nami vs Malzahar Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here underscore some vital Nami versus Malzahar matchup statistics that may help us interpret the distinctions between the two. For instance, Nami’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.4 is more than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.1, indicating that Nami may be more central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Malzahar. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Nami typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she receives a similar amount of damage to Malzahar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Nami commonly racks up a lot fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champs that do not amass much CS typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale easily off their abilities and first items alone. However, champions with plenty of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

0.37 | Nami Malzahar | 1.1

Largest Multi-Kill

0.85 | Nami Malzahar | 1.27

Damage Dealt

8,529 | Nami Malzahar | 19,833

Damage Taken

13,875 | Nami Malzahar | 14,834

Healing Done

10,155 | Nami Malzahar | 962

Vision Score

49 | Nami Malzahar | 20

Gold Earned

7,995 | Nami Malzahar | 11,296

Minions Killed

14 | Nami Malzahar | 175

Dragons Killed

0.04 | Nami Malzahar | 0.13

Barons Killed

0.01 | Nami Malzahar | 0.04


2.31 | Nami Malzahar | 2.3


0.58 | Nami Malzahar | 0.57

CC Duration (sec)

185 | Nami Malzahar | 379

Experience Earned

10,576 | Nami Malzahar | 14,156

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,230 Nami vs Malzahar matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Malzahar as Nami comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.